'Breaking Bad' Creator on Final Episodes: 'There Will Be Blood'
Vince Gilligan has hinted at what is coming when "Breaking Bad" returns with the final eight episodes. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the series creator says there are some physical and emotional moments that will leave viewers shocked.
"As the movie title goes, there will be blood," he says, but adds, "To my mind, that's not the most interesting thing. It's the emotional moments and the character moments." He goes on teasing, "We've got some stuff that I think is going to be truly satisfying and truly shocking and jarring. It does not always center on moments of violence."
Gilligan also warns that these moments will come at "breakneck speed." He shares, "I have surprised myself at how much story there was left to tell and how quickly we tell it. You need to really settle down on the couch and pay close attention because it's going to come at you fast and furious in the final eight episodes."
As for what will happen to Bryan Cranston's Walter White, Gilligan elaborates, "Walt has been the world's greatest liar, and I think the person he lies most capably to is himself. So in these final eight episodes, perhaps the lies will cease to find traction and the scales will start to fall away from Walt's eyes. And when that happens, will Walt really begin to realize who he is? That's a question that we asked ourselves a lot in the writers' room this year."
Walter will also face off a lot of enemies. "There will be antagonistic relationships aplenty. Walt's got plenty of fight left in him. And he's got plenty of forces to fight. You met some of them. Others you haven't," Gilligan reveals.
All in all, Gilligan believes that they have prepared the final eight and the very last episodes that will "satisfy an audience." Stating that "I am guardedly optimistic that we have achieved just that," he adds, "I feel like this ending represents on some level, however small, something of a victory for Walter White. Read into that what you will. And try to be as open-minded as possible when you watch this episode, because it may not indeed feel like a victory. Or maybe it will.... I feel good about where it all ended up, and I can't wait for people to see it."
The final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad" will begin airing Sunday, August 11 at 9 P.M. ET/PT on AMC. The cable channel has announced an accompanying half-hour talk show, "Talking Bad", that will air live following each new "Breaking Bad" episode.
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